In the “Evening News” tonight, a denial is published from the Chief Constable of Ipswich that there is any intention to evacuate the town, but whether for risk of raids or invasion I cannot imagine. However, there seems to be no invasion “flap” on at the moment among the garrison, most of whom are on manoeuvres.
Tonight I took a decisive step, and wrote to
asking to be relieved of Castle duties. Had a note from the Chief Constable today to say that “specials” on shelter duty are to meet next Monday to receive new orders. (Not that I have ever received any orders, so far as that goes). Can't be there, as I shall be at Birch that evening [for the War Agricultural Committee meeting]. Hull
The town was full of Military Police tonight, as soldiers are coming back from “schemes”. It seems very quiet these days, except on Saturdays, as there is little traffic.
For some reason I feel nervous and excited tonight.